A bit about us...

Everything that we publish is aimed at helping you have a great time on the hill. We specialise in the outdoors. We have guides to the Himalayas, cover all the National Trails of Britain, published over forty guides to Scotland, and have the most comprehensive range of titles to the Alps available in the English language.

Cicerone guides are written by outdoor people, for outdoor people. We work closely with our readers, as well as authors and specialist outdoor organisations, to select and publish the guides people want, covering both popular and new and exciting areas.


The Cuillin Ridge, Isle of Skye


We’re a dedicated and enthusiastic team, and we’re passionate about providing the very best guidebooks. Whether you are looking for inspiration for short walks or a mountain adventure, our aim is to inspire and inform you, so you have a great day out.

Cicerone began over forty years ago by publishing a guidebook to some of the best climbs in the Lake District. Over the years the list of titles has grown, every one of them written by an expert in his or her field. The result is that every book is packed with reliable, detailed information, to take you to the some of the most beautiful corners of the world.


Hadrians Wall National Trail


We not only publish guidebooks for popular destinations and routes, but also many which help you explore some lesser-known places such as the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa, the beautiful Amalfi Coast of Italy, or closer to home, the Pentland Hills in southern Scotland. All of them are fabulous walking areas, and with the benefit of very few other people about.

We’re delighted to be able to show you what we do. You can browse all our books by selecting regions or activities on the menu bar to the left. Once you have found a book which interests you, click through to reveal a detailed book page, which will give you some good basic information, plus the opportunity to seach inside the book, look at maps, reviews, update information and sample pages from the guide.

We would also love to have your feedback, good and bad, on using our site and about our guidebooks, so do let us know your thoughts.



The team at Cicerone

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